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S&P revises outlook on Vietnam economy to ‘Positive’

May 24, 2021

HO CHI MINH CITY -- Vietnam's economy is likely to see a healthy recovery over coming years despite enduring headwinds stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to ratings agency Standard and Poors, which has revised its outlook on Vietnam to positive from stable. S&P says its rating reflects the country's progress in strengthening important administrative processes, noting a continued gradual improvement in Vietnam's broader credit profile.

China again blocks Taiwan from WHO talks – and what Taiwan told WHO in December 2019 about a new form of SARS in Wuhan

May 18, 2021

TAIPEI - For a fifth consecutive year, China has blocked an invitation for Taiwan to be given observer status by the World Health Organisation (WHO) at the annual meeting of the World Health Assembly in Geneva. China has again demanded that Taiwan publicly accept it is part of China before it can sit in on the WHA meeting, scheduled for next week (May 24-June 1).